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The Young Group adds Hidromek machinery to fleet

With The Young Group undertaking major development projects in Tasmania, a new Hidromek excavator and roller are notable additions to its growing fleet

The Young Group is a family-owned business spanning the full spectrum of property investment, development, construction, management and leasing. It has recently turned to Onetrak to expand its fleet with a Hidromek roller and excavator.

The company was founded in 2008 by Trent and Nakiya Young, who have built the company on family values, integrity and trust to provide a positive contribution to communities and build spaces for businesses and people to flourish. They are leading the way in Tasmania as locals and work closely with all stakeholders to provide quality and value in this space.

“Driven by a strong local knowledge and extensive industry expertise, our team is committed to shaping places that fuel economic and social success,” The Young Group says.

“Working across commercial, retail, industrial and residential sectors, we are focused on delivering innovation and sustainability to achieve a better future for our communities.”

With this mindset The Young Group was open to exploring the Hidromek range of equipment available through Australian dealer Onetrak, even though it was unfamiliar with the brand.

The company is currently working on a five-year, $60 million warehouse development on 6.5 hectares in Hobart’s northern suburbs. The site will include local breweries offering tastings, shops, a community centre, cafes and a factory, adjacent to affordable homes. Stage One of the project will be starting soon.

Over time, The Young Group has owned a “mix of different brands of equipment, including Hitachi, Komatsu and Kubota excavators, Bobcats, skid steers and a Dynapac roller”, head of construction Tim Holloway says.

The Group was looking to expand its fleet to complete the new projects and was approached by Onetrak to consider Hidromek machinery.

This was the start of the partnership between Onetrak and the Hidromek, back in Oct/Nov of last year. Since then, The Young Group has added to its fleet a Hidromek HMK310LC excavator and HMK110CS roller, which are currently being used for its subdivisions, quarry work and maintaining the quarry’s access roads.

A Hidromek excavator and roller have now joined the Young Group fleet

The Hidromek equipment is “powerful and fuel efficient, with different settings for your power modes and it is on par with other brands – even a bit better”, The Young Group operator Sean Devine says.

“The driving experience is really good – I’d rate it above a 10 out of 10. Both machines, the HMK310LC and HMK110CS, are comfortable, spacious and smoother in the cab, with the HMK310LC excavator being especially comfortable.”

Some of the standouts for the operators are the touchscreen, the Topcon GPS, the Doherty quick-hitch and the cold box, he explains.

“It didn’t take long to get used to the controls as they are standard,” Devine adds.

“The roller is easy to operate, and it is simple to show someone how to operate it. We were impressed with the safety features which include the lock-on controller and having to be in neutral before you start.

“The visibility from the cab is good due to the cab’s design and wide cab angles, and you can also take the padfoot off the roller, providing a multi-option, which was one of the reasons for buying it.”

The aftersales service from Onetrak has also been excellent.

“Onetrak’s support and service has been great, with Onetrak’s attention to detail and relatively quick response time being a highlight,” Devine adds.

“We deal with the service team at the Bridgewater branch. They have been very responsive and great to deal with.

“We get questions all the time about the equipment, with curious people, including truck drivers, wanting to know what the Hidromeks are like. We are more than happy to recommend Hidromek and Onetrak to anyone asking as we are pleased with the performance and comfort of the machines.”

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